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Minister Artemisia Lufkin (17541825) was a witch. A Hufflepuff in her Hogwarts years, Lufkin later became an accomplished Minister for Magic from 1798 to 1811, the first female ever to hold the office, being elected at least twice.

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An elder Madam Lufkin

Biography

Early life

Artemisia was born in 1754,[4] somewhere in the British Isles, to at least one magical parent. In her youth, she attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from around 1765 to 1772, where she was Sorted into Hufflepuff.[3]

As Minister for Magic

In 1798, Ms. Lufkin rose to the position of Minister for Magic of Great Britain, and Ireland, succeeding Unctuous Osbert, and became the first female ever to have held the office.

She established the Department of International Magical Cooperation and lobbied hard and successfully to have a Quidditch World Cup tournament held in Britain during her term.[5]

She served as Minister for 13 years, being succeeded in the post by Grogan Stump in 1811.

Death and post-mortem

Ms. Lufkin passed away in 1825, aged around 71. She was featured in a Chocolate Frog Card by the 1990s.[4]

On 1 September, 1991, Prefect Gabriel Truman welcomed the Hufflepuff first years to Hufflepuff Basement with a short speech in which he mentioned former Minister Artemisia Lufkin as one of the many notable Hogwarts students who had been Sorted, like them, into Hufflepuff.[3]

Etymology

  • Artemisia is a feminine form of Artemisios,[6] a Greek name which derived from Artemis,[7] the name of the Greek maiden goddess of hunting.[8]
  • Artemisia is also the name of a genus of plants that includes sagebrush and wormwood.[9]
  • Artemisia Gentileschi was a pioneering Italian painter of the Baroque movement, the first woman to join the Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze, as well as one of the first to handle religious and historical subjects.[10]
  • Lufkin is a pet form of the Middle English given name Love,[11] which derived from either the Old English girl's name Lufu, meaning "love", or its masculine equivalent Lufa.[12]

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Notes and references

  1. "World Exclusive Interview with J K Rowling," South West News Service, 8 July 2000
  2. According to Pottermore, Nobby Leach (Minister for Magic between 1962 and 1968) was the first Muggle-born wizard ever to be appointed to the office)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Pottermore Introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available here)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)
  5. Pottermore - Writing by J.K. Rowling: "Ministers for Magic"
  6. "Artemisia" on Behind the Name
  7. "Artemisios" on Behind the Name
  8. "Artemis" on Wikipedia
  9. "Artemisia (genus)" on Wikipedia
  10. "Artemisia Gentileschi" on Wikipedia
  11. "Lufkin" on Ancestry.com
  12. "Love" on Ancestry.com


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